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This page provides a backpacking gear list for day hikes, overnight backpacking, and long-duration trekking -- in Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.

The focus is on backpacking gear required for safe travel in moderate mountain environments (e.g., Cascades, Olympics, Sierras, Rockies, etc.).

The backpacking gear list is offered as a baseline for you to work with and will need some adjustment to meet your specific needs, for your part of the world and/or for those places to which you travel that have unique requirements.

Ultimately, each one of us must be responsible for determining our own gear needs in the backcountry.

 
REQUIRED FOR
"ALL" HIKES
Essential Backpacking
Gear List

" Good gear mitigates bad weather "

The Lightweight Backpacker

--SPRING/FALL (warm/cool)SUMMER (hot)WINTER (cold)
SUGGESTED FOR "ALL" DAY HIKES
Day Hiking Gear List
Additional Gear for Spring/Fall Additional Gear for SummerAdditional Gear for Winter
SUGGESTED FOR "ALL" OVERNIGHT HIKES
OverNight Hikes Gear List
Additional Gear for Spring/Fall Additional Gear for SummerAdditional Gear for Winter

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